Of Monsters and Men

Of Monsters and Men

Icelandic six-piece Of Monsters and Men have delighted audiences around the world with their uplifting English folk-pop sound, full of soaring harmonies and captivating melodies. The monster hit “Little Talks” was many fans’ introduction to the band – it was certified Platinum in the US, reaching No. 1 on the US Alternative chart. 2013 saw the band wowing ticket buyers at live concerts and festivals, showing they’re just as talented on stage as in the recording studio.

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Fan Reviews

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Norabelle420
Great performance! Loved Muna too! Great show thanks. My daughters first concert. Very memorable!!!
House of Blues Boston - Boston, MA - Sat, Apr 7, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
hipped1
After reading several negative reviews of past shows with poor sound quality and short set lists, we were quite nervous about seeing of Monsters and Men at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium. (Roy WIlkins is a tough venue for sound, think square box venue) From the opening song, the sound mix was spot on! We could clearly hear the vocals of Nanna and Ragnar, and the mix of the other instruments and percussion were appropriately leveled, and there was no excessive bass as experienced by attendees of previous shows. The band performed 15 songs before the encore, and added an additional three songs during the encore. In total, I believe they played 1.5 hours which good considering they only have 2 CDs released. Overall we had a great time watching this band and singing along with the songs we knew well.
House of Blues Boston - Boston, MA - Sat, Apr 7, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
JimandT
I have been a fan of OMAM's music since their first album. After the new album came out I was intrigued by the thought of seeing them live, though I wondered if they could pull off their sound live (since their albums have rich production). I was in for a treat. They played all but 3 songs from their two albums. The 9-pc band was energetic and engaged. The extra musicians really round out their sound with horns, accordion, extra percussion, vocals and keyboard work. The songs were reproduced and played closely to the album versions. Being on the main floor we stood for the entire show. Their music is fun to sing to, clap along and stay engaged. The wide-ranging audience (in age) was fully into the show. I'm 55yo and my typical genre of music and concert style is progressive rock or sit down and listen style shows. But OMAM has a unique appeal. Their musicianship will not blow you away by any measure, but they sound great and deliver the goods.
House of Blues Boston - Boston, MA - Sat, Apr 7, 2012
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★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Shelly422
Of Monsters and Men was a great show, in fact, I'd rate it about 4.5 stars but that wasn't an option. The first opening band was really entertaining but my attention dropped off after the long wait and second act which, in my opinion was terrible. I would definitely see Of Monsters and Men again. The music was very upbeat and would be awesome at an outdoor venue!
House of Blues Boston - Boston, MA - Sat, Apr 7, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
plander
The warm up acts didn't match the groups genre but other than that and it being on a Monday, it was a great show. I would go again to see them next week.
House of Blues Boston - Boston, MA - Sat, Apr 7, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
blahdieblahblah
Of Monsters & Men was absoluately amazing. Their sounds is just great, and they were better live than in recording. Amazing. State Theater is nice. I'd go there again. The wait was torture, though. I waited far longer than expected. The opening acts were unbelievably bad. It was a kind of cruel torture. I wish that I had arrived at 10pm, rather than 6pm. That' four hours of my life I'll never get back...
House of Blues Boston - Boston, MA - Sat, Apr 7, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
monsterfan1995
There were two opening acts, one of which i really enjoyed (elle king)! We ended up waiting quite a while even after the two long opening acts before the main band came out. I think they were having technical difficulties, but eventually they came out and it was immediately worth it. The band is fantastic live, and really know how to work the crowd, especially the drummer who is a beast and a half. The lead singer has a beautiful voice and they performed 8-10 songs, so basically their whole album. I would definitely go again because they are amazing.
House of Blues Boston - Boston, MA - Sat, Apr 7, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
EasyE67
Great venue with one of the best live performances I have ever seen. Everyone in the band contributed to a flawless performance.
House of Blues Boston - Boston, MA - Sat, Apr 7, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
lsms
Of Monsters and Men were great; Would highly recommend seeing them, as well as any show at the State Theater - great venue. The first warm up band was good -she was very entertaining. The second act we could have done without. That was the only drawback of the night - It was 3 hours before Of Monsters and Men came out. Otherwise, great show!
House of Blues Boston - Boston, MA - Sat, Apr 7, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Mlyrose
awesome concert .. i love HOB Boston, it never fails, staff at HOB were nice and friendly ..
House of Blues Boston - Boston, MA - Sat, Apr 7, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
CrossChamp
I grew up during the 80's, and lived a couple miles from The Saratoga Performing Arts Center in N.Y. Having never to pay for tickets, I observed countless shows. I can not remember one show that sounded this good acoustically, nor showed the musical variety this band did. Great show.
Webster Hall - New York, NY - Fri, Apr 6, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Alex131
Lay Low and Of Monsters and Men are definitely two bands worth seeing again and again. They were ripped off for not making us pay for this performance. The sound guys miced it perfectly to where I thought both bands sounded better live than on the album (which was also amazing). It was indeed a magical performance, and all the instruments could be heard, from the trumpets to the heart thumping kick drum. I loved every second of this concert and can't wait for them to come back.
Webster Hall - New York, NY - Fri, Apr 6, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
amandalex
This was an amaziiiing show! They were better live! I almost considered getting more tickets before they went back to Iceland.
Webster Hall - New York, NY - Fri, Apr 6, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Prospekt
They're such a lively bunch and Nanna......oh man.
Webster Hall - New York, NY - Fri, Apr 6, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
ergo77
They played like they were there for a paying audience. They sounded amazing and the venue was top notch.
Webster Hall - New York, NY - Fri, Apr 6, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
AmandaDC
This new band from Iceland is taking America by storm. The music, the vocals, and the instruments are amazing to see live! I can't stop listening to their album now and definitely look forward to more music and shows from this group.
Webster Hall - New York, NY - Fri, Apr 6, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Pinolero
On April 14th those who were lucky enough to get into the Fillmore got to experience a bit of Icelandic music with OMaM and Lay Low. The show was great with excellent performances by both bands. In addition both bands made it out to their respective last song of the night to "jam". The venue is standing room only with some balcony seating, but overall it's a nice location with plenty of free parking options. There were some minor technical glitches with the sound engineer quickly attempting to resolve them but those issues didn't really distract from two great performances.
Webster Hall - New York, NY - Fri, Apr 6, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Anonymous
I was near the stage, about three rows back, and it was amazing! I didn't know the Of Monsters songs by heart, but the band made them easy-to-learn and engaged the crowd in all of their "la las" and "hey!"s. The crowd was great as well. You could tell that all of the band members are genuinely nice and fun in real life and that they all get along. They kept smiling at and singing to each other. They also played three songs for the encore.
Webster Hall - New York, NY - Fri, Apr 6, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
dancing9
They are a very memorable band with amazing vocals . Venue did not have good acoustics or site lines.
Webster Hall - New York, NY - Fri, Apr 6, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
MeganB315
Of Monsters and Men were absolutely amazing. It's not very often that you get the opportunity to see true artists these day. They actually sound better than their cd and you don't find that too often. The only thing I can say that was a downfall was that the show wasn't long enough!!!
Webster Hall - New York, NY - Fri, Apr 6, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
MWestyX
Excellent show. Venue was okay. Big open space. Some issues with sound and feedback on occasion. Opener Lay Low, also Icelandic, was great too though only played a touch over 30 minutes.
Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA - Wed, Apr 4, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Gitay
Of Monsters and Men were incredible! Their songs sounded as good, if not better, live. They were entertaining and interactive with the crowd and just seemed to be having a great time! I would say the one drawback was that we saw the setlist and they didn't play the last sogn on the list, "Yellow Light". I wasn't all that upset since it's my least favorite song of theirs, but I was surprised when they didn't complete their setlist. Overall though, I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND you check this band out. They are just too much fun to miss!
Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA - Wed, Apr 4, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
gallagh
Their music is so much fun! They are all so talented and they have so much energy. The crowd loved them.
Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA - Wed, Apr 4, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
BRec
There are no words. They killed it in every way possible.
Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA - Wed, Apr 4, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
moedawg
I wasn't sure what to expect from a band that is new in the States and just released their album a few days earlier but I like Icelandic music in general and enjoyed the single that had been released so for $15 tickets, I figured it was worth a shot. I was soooo pleasantly surprised by how great the show was! Things I liked: 1. Everyone in the band seemed equal; there wasn't one person standing in front of everyone else. 2. The drummer was ridiculously energetic and awesome. 3. They used unique instruments such as an accordion and a trumpet. I really appreciate when performers are actually great musicians and not just singers/stage presence. 4. The energy of the show was well balanced; the faster songs were spaced well. 5. Their voices were just great! 6. They were gracious and the little commentary they offered was humble and charming.
Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA - Wed, Apr 4, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Anonymous
This show was AMAZING! The band sounded even better live than on the album and had great energy.
Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA - Wed, Apr 4, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jennyc91
Awesome concert! Venue was very neat...very interesting crowd (ages, gender, etc). Drinks were pricey, but it NYC club! Great show!
Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA - Wed, Apr 4, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Anonymous
Great venue. Amazing band. Fun crowd. Area around venue was fun before and after event. Only problem was incredibly expensive and small drink in Webster Hall. Minor issue but an overall awesome night.
Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA - Wed, Apr 4, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
KayteeCarnival
The venue was sweet and the band was just so fun! The atmosphere of the crowd was so chill! Would love to see them again! Also the venue was very easy to get to. (I took the subway).
Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA - Wed, Apr 4, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Reaven
It's so great to hear good, solid, creative musicians! I'd been waiting for what seemed like forever for these guys to come across the pond and they absolutely didn't disappoint! Can't wait to see them again, it's an amazing experience!
Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA - Wed, Apr 4, 2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
KHInch
Awesome show. I went both nights and they totally killed it.
Grand Sierra Theatre - Reno, NV - Thu, Apr 14, 2016
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Mormons
Fantastic show! They are taking the US by storm and I see why. I hope theycome back and soon
Grand Sierra Theatre - Reno, NV - Thu, Apr 14, 2016
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Kayla0330
Of Monsters and Men sounded so incredible live! It was like listening to an album. Would definetely see them again. My only problem with the show was that is was on a rain delay for 3 hours. Most people waited across the street at the convention center. While everyone was making their way back into the venue after the delay, the band started to play. Only about 1/4 of the people were back in the venue. We missed two songs, and I'm sure people missed a lot more songs than us. Other than that, the show was great!!
Grand Sierra Theatre - Reno, NV - Thu, Apr 14, 2016
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Anonymous
Seen them once before in Las Vegas and this I must say the venue here made the show just that much better. I love the enthusiasm of the band, they seem so into the music and it just makes for an incredible concert experience.
Grand Sierra Theatre - Reno, NV - Thu, Apr 14, 2016
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
aesthetical
You know how everyone has that one band or artist that they will see no matter what? Of Monsters and Men is this band to me. I saw them in Berkeley and was ecstatic when they announced their Reno show. They mixed their new album with their old album, the light show was awesome, and they had great energy. I can't wait until they come out with another album and/or come back to the US for more shows!!
Grand Sierra Theatre - Reno, NV - Thu, Apr 14, 2016
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Soltmen
Great show, 5th time my wife and I have seen the band and likely the best performance to date. This show is early on yet another busy tour that has them traveling to the far corners of the planet. Band was rested, energetic and tight. Great sound. Love Kristjan's base playing. Grand Sierra employees seem a bit confused upon entering on how to distribute wrist bands for alcohol sales but no big deal.
Grand Sierra Theatre - Reno, NV - Thu, Apr 14, 2016
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
alissala
Was not sure what to expect but they are awesome live! I would recommend the show to anyone.
Grand Sierra Theatre - Reno, NV - Thu, Apr 14, 2016
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
soniaq
the show started at 8 with the band MUNA opening for Of monsters and men. Of monsters and men started their show at 9 and performed amazingly.
Grand Sierra Theatre - Reno, NV - Thu, Apr 14, 2016
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Ryan1997
The show was great. The band kept the crowd alive and moving and played not only their well known songs, but their more obscure ones as well. Definitely rocked the house and definitely worth the money.
Grand Sierra Theatre - Reno, NV - Thu, Apr 14, 2016
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Wizrd23
My issue is with the venue regarding two things: overzealous security that detract from the essence of the show and the Grand Sierra's fatal decision to discourage the enjoyment of a concert by adding unneeded seating.
Grand Sierra Theatre - Reno, NV - Thu, Apr 14, 2016
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
DivineLove73
The music was profoundly epic. The venue was fresh and modern.
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU - San Diego, CA - Sat, Oct 17, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Anonymous
Great live show! Of Monsters and Men are great performers and the GSR has a very nice venue.
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU - San Diego, CA - Sat, Oct 17, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
scottywotty
Of Monsters and Men was one of the best concert I've ever been to. My wife and I felt privileged to be able to see them live. If you get the opportunity to take advantage of it. I've seen a thousand concerts and I would put them in the top 10 easily
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU - San Diego, CA - Sat, Oct 17, 2015
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
ErnieRH
The Band was great. I was seated in the 3rd row so it was very close to the performers. I could hear the instruments very well but not the voices, which is a shame since Of monsters and Men had outstanding singers that harmonize so well. All the speakers were above us, maybe that is the reason for not hearing the voices. NExt time I may choose seats that are not as close.
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU - San Diego, CA - Sat, Oct 17, 2015
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Anonymous
the opener, JR JR was great. I only knew their one song, Gone. The rest of it was great. Immediately downloaded their album after the show. Of Monsters and Men, I was actually disappointed. It was a good show, I just expected it to be mellower. Felt like they were trying to hard to rock out, and I just wanted some nice Of M&M music. Glad I went, but won't see them again.
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU - San Diego, CA - Sat, Oct 17, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
jessamaka
The performance was outstanding. The ridiculous light show that went with it was a bit too much. I feel like I couldn't see them at all 65% of the show because the lights were so bright & shining right at the audience...
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU - San Diego, CA - Sat, Oct 17, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Bibaa
OMAM at the Peabody Opera House was a great experience. So good to see them again, they play with a lot of energy. I recommend anyone to see them!
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU - San Diego, CA - Sat, Oct 17, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
PhiliptheEngineer
Great show in a great venue! Both JR JR and Of Monsters and Men put on amazing performances!
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU - San Diego, CA - Sat, Oct 17, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Anonymous
Awesome venue. Of Monsters and Men has so much energy and puts on a fantastic show!
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU - San Diego, CA - Sat, Oct 17, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
CrymsinBlessing
I was expecting something very different as I never go to alternative shows like this one. Usually just metal and rock so I knew this would be different. What I didn't know was how amazed and blown away I would be by the pure talent of this band and the energy they give off! It was drizzling throughout the whole concert and was such a beautiful experience that I will never forget!
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU - San Diego, CA - Sat, Oct 17, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Beaker69
I loved every bit of their show. Their music is for all ages. I would go again and again. I will follow them and hope they don't take as long between albums.
Greek Theatre-U.C. Berkeley - Berkeley, CA - Fri, Oct 16, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Anonymous
I love this band. They put on such a great show, mixing the stuff from the new album with their older hits. They have great energy and sound perfect.
Greek Theatre-U.C. Berkeley - Berkeley, CA - Fri, Oct 16, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Crystal544
Of Monsters an Men were so incredible I recommend every OMAM fan to go and see them the tickets are inexpensive and they give an amazing performance !!!!!
Greek Theatre-U.C. Berkeley - Berkeley, CA - Fri, Oct 16, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Anonymous
In general, Of Monsters and Men have inspiring and great songs. Seeing and hearing them live only enhanced my experience with their music. Nanna had such a beautiful voice and I could sense her gracefulness as she sings. What a beautiful songstress I say. Ragna's voice was just as beautiful--very rich and mellow. When both voices were combined, the harmonization was ear orgasmic. I will always remember this concert.
Greek Theatre-U.C. Berkeley - Berkeley, CA - Fri, Oct 16, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
savster
Of Monster and Men have a very unique and different sound, but in a good way! Some of their songs are catchy and upbeat and others are deep and thoughtful. Overall, they have a great sound. I would definitely recommend seeing them perform live.
Greek Theatre-U.C. Berkeley - Berkeley, CA - Fri, Oct 16, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Giroditalia
Mountain Sound comes to San Diego. The group from Iceland were on form - clear vocals, nice harmonies accompanies a crisp country rock beat. Would have been nice to have Norway's Highasakite back as their support. This time was a work in progress band from Sweden.
Greek Theatre-U.C. Berkeley - Berkeley, CA - Fri, Oct 16, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
xtiney
The show was really amazing, made me love the songs so much more. They had a great encore and really got everyone into it.
Greek Theatre-U.C. Berkeley - Berkeley, CA - Fri, Oct 16, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Dudu15
Fantastic show and great music. Worth every penny.
Greek Theatre-U.C. Berkeley - Berkeley, CA - Fri, Oct 16, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
fanNumberTwo
Great concert. I had never seen Of Monsters and Men perform. I am a big fan of their music there stage presence was great, too.
Greek Theatre-U.C. Berkeley - Berkeley, CA - Fri, Oct 16, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
JIsaacC
Of Monsters and Men is incredible. I saw them at BFD earlier this year and didn't think twice about seeing them again a few months later. I'll see them every time they are in the Bay Area.
Greek Theatre-U.C. Berkeley - Berkeley, CA - Fri, Oct 16, 2015
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